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Gouwens, Judith A.; Henderson, Robyn – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper uses data from research projects that deliberately set out to tell positive stories about educators who were working with the children and families of migratory agricultural workers in the US. The aim underpinning these projects was to move beyond the deficit discourses and stories of blame that so often circulate, particularly in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Agricultural Laborers, Teacher Attitudes
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Hasnat, Mahammad Abul; Greenwood, Janinka – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper, by a Bangladeshi and a New Zealander, brings together narrative inquiry studies of the leadership initiatives in two quite different rural schools, in Bangladesh and New Zealand respectively. The schools are in communities that might be considered as significantly underprivileged, and generationally alienated from education, within…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Place Based Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Capital
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Tatebe, Jennifer – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Rapid urban development in small rural communities is occurring at an unprecedented pace in regional Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite this growth, rural schools are positioned at the margins of the planning process and the implications of this urbanisation trend remains unknown. This research challenges the notion of the rural-urban divide by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Schools, Rural Schools, Rural Education
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Guenther, John – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Across Australia, COVID-19 has certainly disrupted our lives. For many researchers it has caused us to push the pause button on our activities and rejig our timelines, our methods and our ethics approvals to suit the changed conditions. As an educational researcher in the Northern Territory, my plans between March and July 2020 were thrown out the…
Descriptors: Reflection, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Skyhar, Candy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Through a single-case study design, the research study described in this article examined one rural Canadian school division's use of teacher-directed collaborative action research as a mediating tool for teacher learning within a professional development (PD) initiative known as the Numeracy Cohort. The PD initiative brought together a dozen K-12…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Collaboration, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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O'Connor, Mike – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This article analyses the impact of three demographic factors on student attendance over a three-year population level statistical analysis of student attendance rates in Queensland (Australia) state secondary schools. Whole school attendance rates were mapped against the demographic factors of schools' Index of Community Socio-Educational…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Attendance Patterns, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Hall, Lisa – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about the world we live in, in 2020. It is having obvious impacts on the way we teach and the way we learn. In Victoria, Monash Rural Health Bendigo is one of the few places that has managed to continue clinical health education and clinical placements throughout 2020--albeit in modified…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Rural Education, Medical Education
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Maina, Faith; Smit, Julie; Serwadda, Abdul – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
The research experience for teachers (RET) professional development was a six-week long summer-intensive National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that took place at a large university in western Texas. It was designed to provide a research-rich learning environment in data science and cybersecurity for STEM teachers in the region, which is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Summer Programs, STEM Education, Rural Schools
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Macdonald, Libby; Gallagher, Emma; Beamish, Wendi; Robinson, Ainslie; Taylor, Annalise – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
The experiences of regional and rural teachers supporting students on the autism spectrum in their classrooms often differ from those of their metropolitan counterparts. Interventions designed for metropolitan settings may not work the same way in regional and rural classrooms, and teachers outside major centres may encounter challenges in…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Clayton, Stephanie; Hawkins, Cherie; Brandsema, Jillian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
A small-scale pilot study was conducted in north-west Tasmania to investigate adolescent girls' willingness to participate in informal STEM education, through exploring their perceptions and experiences of computer science (CS), and their future aspirations. This pilot study was funded by an Inspiring Australia Public Science Event Grant, enabling…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Program Implementation, Females, Programming
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Mander, David; Lester, Leanne – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This exploratory study investigates aspects of sleep quality and some of the potential impacts of sleep complaints for 168 male boarding students from regional and remote communities in Years 7 to 12. An online self-report questionnaire was used to examine the relationship between sleep quality and participants' sense of academic self-perception,…
Descriptors: Sleep, Boarding Schools, Secondary School Students, Males
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Zhang, Nini; Yu, Dongqing; Guo, Karen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Home-school cooperation in children's education is complex. It could be even more complex in rural contexts, due to the potential contributions of isolated location, insufficient resources, a lack of teachers' professional competence, parental absence or parents' limited understandings about education. A questionnaire survey was designed to…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Rural Schools, Kindergarten
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Lasselle, Laurence – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
This paper addresses educational inequality of access to higher education for Scottish rural communities. Inequality results from the sole use of a national socio-economic index in order to meet a key milestone for higher education goal. I show (1) how the use of this index can have adverse effects on these communities and (2) how contextual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Access to Education, Higher Education
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Bennett, Dawn; Knight, Elizabeth; Koshy, Paul; Li, Ian – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2021
Insufficient access to specialised career development within many rural, regional and remote (RRR) areas contributes to persistent differences in the higher education participation rates of young people from these areas. This paper reports on research conducted with 4,993 students at a university in Western Australia who self-assessed their…
Descriptors: Differences, Regional Characteristics, Employment Potential, Career Development
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Hudson, Sue; Young, Kenneth; Thiele, Catherine; Hudson, Peter – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Preparing teachers for rural and remote (RR) schools in Australia appears to be an ongoing issue with many schools continuing to experience staff shortages. This research aimed to understand preservice teachers' (n=23) perceptions of their readiness for teaching in RR schools within four theoretical constructs, namely: self, classroom, school, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teachers
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